Resources for Advocates



Gail Pendleton wrote this manual for the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s project on developing leadership and improving services for battered immigrants.


Sonia Parras escribio este manual de Entrenamiento Para Activistas, Consejeras y Organizadoras Latinas.

Producido por el Fondo de Prevención de Violencia Familiar con apoyo financiero de la Oficina Contra la Violencia Hacia la Mujer, Departamento de Justicia de los EE.UU.


Sonia Parras wrote Breaking the Silence: A Training Manual for Activists, Advocates and Latina Organizers.  

Produced by the Family Violence Prevention Fund with financial support provided by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. 


Sonia Parras escribio Defensa, y Promocion de la Mujer Latina


This is a great tool developed by Break the Cycle. It's an interactive feature that assists youth and young adults in customizing a safety plan online. 


Page prepared by National Immigration Law Center (NILC)


Page prepared by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Page prepared by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Page prepared by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Page prepared by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


A publication produced by IMUMI, the Institute for Women in Migration, a non-profit organization based in Mexico City that works to represent the voices of women affected by migration in the Mexican context.This resource depicts the various challenges faced by transnational family that often intersect with issues of violence, immigration, child welfare, and child custody. The report is also available in Spanish on their website,


Please find information about how to use and join the Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) U Travel & Certifier Database on their website, here. Especially for those who are new to Zoho, please watch ICWC’s free, short webinar with information on joining and using the ICWC database here.


Advocates for immigrant survivors of violence urge that Congress apply the following principles so that immigrant survivors of violence are protected in immigration reform.


ASISTA urges that DHS reassess ICE's enforcement actions at state and local courthouses given its negative effects on immigrant survivors of violence.


The GLSC is a private, non-profit corporation that provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, low-income individuals, and people with disabilities. 

AILA and ASISTA letter to USCIS to address outstanding issues with regard to policies and procedures now that the U visa cap has been met for current fiscal year, including issues of parole for derivatives of conditional approvals.

The National Employment Law Project is pleased to announce the release of U Visas for Victims of Workplace Crime: A Practice Manual. The practice manual is free, and available for download.


The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) is pleased to announce the release of our pro se manual for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture protection in the United States – available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. We developed this manual in response to a call from advocates, and in recognition of the countless women who are eligible for asylum but due to lack of information and/or lack of access to legal representation, do not receive the protection they deserve. Our release of all three versions of this pro se manual is particularly timely given the refugee crisis at our border, and the thousands of women and girls fleeing domestic abuse in Central America.


This resource list includes basic information about immigration, rights and access to services, U visas, VAWA, trafficking, safety planning, and general practice resources. 






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